Books by Junot Díaz

ISLANDBORN by Junot Díaz
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 13, 2018

"Together, Díaz and Espinosa present an imaginative, purposeful narrative about identity and belonging. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A young girl's homework assignment unravels the history and beauty of her homeland. Read full book review >
THE BEST AMERICAN SHORT STORIES 2016 by Junot Díaz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"Essential for every student of the short story form."
A renewal of the longtime prize-volume series, perhaps its strongest installment yet. Read full book review >
Released: Sept. 11, 2012

"Not as ambitious as Díaz's Pulitzer Prize winner, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao (2007), but sharply observed and morally challenging."
From the author of Drown (1996), more tales of Dominican life in the cold, unwelcoming United States. Read full book review >
THE BRIEF WONDROUS LIFE OF OSCAR WAO by Junot Díaz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Despite a less sure-footed conclusion, Díaz's reverse family saga, crossed with withering political satire, makes for a compelling, sex-fueled, 21st-century tragi-comedy with a magical twist."
A rich, impassioned vision of the Dominican Republic and its diaspora, filtered through the destiny of a single family. Read full book review >
DROWN by Junot Díaz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 10, 1996

"A debut calculated to raise some eyebrows."
D°az's first collection of ten stories, some having appeared in the New Yorker and Story, is certain to draw attention for its gritty view of life in the barrios of the Dominican Republic and rough neighborhoods of urban New Jersey. Read full book review >